Picture of UK Houses of Parliament

Leading national thinking on politics, government & public policy through Open Access research

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the School of Government & Public Policy, based within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Research here is 1st in Scotland for research intensity and spans a wide range of domains. The Department of Politics demonstrates expertise in understanding parties, elections and public opinion, with additional emphases on political economy, institutions and international relations. This international angle is reflected in the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) which conducts comparative research on public policy. Meanwhile, the Centre for Energy Policy provides independent expertise on energy, working across multidisciplinary groups to shape policy for a low carbon economy.

Explore the Open Access research of the School of Government & Public Policy. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Wound moisture can be measured without disturbing the dressing

Connolly, P. and Watret, L. and McColl, D. and MacDougall, M. (2010) Wound moisture can be measured without disturbing the dressing. European Wound Management Journal, 10 (2).

Full text not available in this repository.Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

Aim: To demonstrate that a small, sterile sensor* placed on the wound surface during dressing application can indicate wound moisture status without disturbing the dressing. Methods: A sterile moisture sensor was approved for clinical trial in Venous Leg Ulcer Patients. Patients were recruited to the trial at the beginning of their referral for treatment. Patients recruited to the trial were treated as per best practice by compression therapy. The trial purpose was to examine moisture status recorded by the sensor and compare this with observation and dressing change evidence. The sensor was placed over the wound and then secured in place with a compression bandaging system. Moisture was recorded daily by a research nurse using a hand-held meter. Dressings were changed on a weekly basis and photographs and clinical observation of the wounds were made. Each subject was asked at the end of the study to complete a questionnaire regarding the experience.